Before BlogHer I was running (ha!) out of steam for running. I knew I needed to be able to do the 5K, but I was lacking motivation. In some respects, getting sick, getting all of those blisters, and then the sick dog was good. It allowed me a good reason to take a break, so that I could get back to it.
I had to look really hard at myself, and what I wanted out of things. I had to find my mojo to run again.
A few months back, when things were going crazy with my job, I searched Etsy for something inspiring. I wanted to be able to wear my strength and my power when it felt like I didn’t have any left. I just wasn’t able to find what I was looking for. There was hope, joy, but not the strength I really needed. Leave it to me to not be the girly girl.
After BlogHer I found it. Something I could put any word I wanted to on. Something that I could use to find my strength when I need it. Interestingly enough, strength itself was too long to fit. Brave was my other choice. I realized though that the running I’ve been doing has been proving to everyone, and especially me, just how strong and brave I am. I can stick with it. I can be a runner. I struggle a lot to get people to see past what they want to see and see who I really am. My running is a way I can prove that I am more than meets the eye.
I am a runner.
Disclaimer: I got a gift certificate from Lisa Leonard Designs at the Social Luxe Lounge that offset a portion of the cost of the necklace, allowing me have room in the budget to get it. I was not asked to write a review in return for using the gift certificate.
I LOVE the necklace. Partially just because I got to put what I wanted on it, and partially because it is really cool. It has weight, and substance, which I love. I feel out of place in overly dainty jewelry, and this is feminine enough without feeling like it will break and fall away. Which given why I have it, is very important.
I was able to actually get out and run tonight, and wearing it was a good reminder of why I was going through hell to get back out there. I am a runner.